A one-year old black heifer destined to become sirloin, porterhouse and chuck roast, outwitted her captors earlier this week when she bolted from the Musa Halal slaughterhouse in South Jamaica, New York and took police and a butcher on a wild west chase that covered nearly a mile.
Pedestrians and motorists couldn’t believe their eyes as the bolting bovine went running down the streets, dodging cars and pedestrians in her path.
The cow’s desperate attempt to avoid becoming barbecue, shocked onlookers who scrambled to get out of the way, as the nearly hour-long chase crossed streets, sidewalks and private yards. Police eventually used tranquilizer darts to calm the animal, which was taken to a Brooklyn animal shelter for evaluation.
Molly, as she was named by arresting officers, will not be returned to the slaughterhouse to become someone’s burger, nor will she face charges for her escape. She has been given a reprieve and a new home at a 60-acre organic farm on Long Island.
“She is here with her new boyfriend,”said Rex Farr, who owns The Farm. “She can eat some good organic hay. She can eat and sleep for the rest of her life. She is not going anywhere. The bottom line is she will have a very good home”